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Engineering Manager, Infrastructure

Company: Pocket Gems
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Pocket Gems seeks to build the greatest games and most compelling interactive entertainment in the world. That's the mission our founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009, and it continues to inspire us today. Since then, we've grown to over 200 people in San Francisco, and with $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we're constantly breaking new ground in mobile entertainment. Our products have been downloaded over 450 million times by players around the world. In recent years, we've launched Episode, a mobile storytelling network, and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game. As our player community continues to grow, we're committed to building diverse and inclusive environments across our teams and in our games. As an Engineering Manager on the Infrastructure team , you will lead, manage, and design the next generation infrastructure, data pipelines, and tools to support our developers. You will identify system bottlenecks, grow and build out your team, and help drive technical initiatives by coordinating with stakeholders. What We've Accomplished:

  • We released the 3rd generation data pipeline for the company, which successfully reduced the latency from 24hrs to
  • We migrated all our infrastructure configurations to the IAC system using tools like Ansible, Terraform, Alembic, Vagrant, and Docker
  • We released a new unified logging system for our R&D teams to start logging within minutes using any client library of their choice
  • We improved our A/B testing analysis to better support data-driven decision making for Pocket Gems, which comes with enhanced analytical capability
  • After extensive benchmarking on several data warehousing solutions, we redid all our pipelines and migrated petabytes of data from Amazon Redshift to Google BigQuery What You'll Help Us to Accomplish:
    • Help build out:
    • A scalable infrastructure and web tools to support data analysis and visualization for the company and influence what we build for our games' players ( including BI Tools, A/B Testing Tools, Crash Reporting Systems )
    • Our data pipeline by implementing flexible, reusable, and scalable solutions
    • Our unified logging system for R&D teams to support unstructured data and BI insights
    • Our data warehouse performance
    • Be responsible for
    • The roadmap of the team and help identify the requirements and performance bottlenecks for stakeholders
    • Team performance, OKR metrics, and staffing
    • Manage and continue nurturing the amazing engineering talents on the team What You Bring to [the team]:
      • Minimum of 8+ years of software engineering experience (including 3+ years backend experience)
      • Minimum of 3+ years of experience directly managing engineering teams
      • A degree in computer science, engineering, or relevant field
      • Experience leading complex projects involving distributed systems
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
      • Working in a central team environment
      • Experience working in a data platform team Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. -- If you have preferred pronouns by which you'd like to be addressed, feel free to provide them below. Your response is optional.
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        U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Pocket Gems are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Are you Hispanic/Latino? Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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